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infrastructure has been quite extensive. as you mentioned the death toll which continues to rise so it is a great cause for concern for us and if anything it positions itself as a great beacon of why we need urgent climate action in south africa and obviously southern africa and other parts of the continent as of the continent as well. in terms of getting help to people, obviously very difficult. is enough being done? that is a difficult one. there is work being done. we know that disaster risk deployed government assets have been deployed to help
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which is trying to help as much as they can and last night the president was there to look at the extent of the damage and one of the tricky things is that covid wrecked havoc on the provincial municipal budget. sport and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre, another vacancy at the top of english ticket.
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joe root has stepped down as england test captain after the team's run of poor performances. (00v)england slumped to a 10—wicket defeat to the west indies in the third test in grenayda last month as their winless run stretched to nine matches. in the aftermath, root said he wanted to stay on but now says "the timing is right" to step down. he holds the record for the most number of matches and wins as england captain. this is what root had to say."| am immensely proud to have captained my country and will look back on the past five years with enormous pride. it has been an honour to have done thejob and to have been a custodian of what is the pinnacle of english cricket. i have loved leading my country, but recently it's hit home how much of a toll it has taken on me and the impact it has had on me away from the game." eventually starts statutory ice however passionate you must be about the job you have to look at results. when i talk to him at the end of the grenade at test match it as a result driven game and if you are not giving winds and getting too many losses which is what has been happening then at some stage something has to change. joe is a
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lovely man, we all admire his cricket and his batting is superlative but eventually as a leader you realise you can only say so many things, the message is getting through then it is normally time for someone else to get another message, may be a stronger message through. in football — burnley have sacked their manager, sean dyche, with the club four points from premier league safety. there are just eight games remaining in the season with burnley looking to avoid dropping back down to the championship for the first time since 2016. dyche was the league's longest serving manager, having been at the helm for almost ten years. burnley chairman alan pace said it was "an incredibly difficult decision" to part company with the 50—year—old, but said "results this season have been disappointing and,
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the ricketts family led consortium has pulled out of the running to buy chelsea because of what they call "unusual dynamics around the sales process". the family, which owns mlb side the chicago cubs, had made the shortlist of bidders. but have now opted not to make a final bid. the consortium included billionaire hedge—fund entrepreneur ken griffin and cleveland cavaliers owner dan gilbert. chelsea fans have protested against the ricketts bid in recent weeks. in tennis, great britain has the chance of qualifying for the finals of the billiejean king cup — they're in action against czech republic on friday and saturday, with the best of five matches across the two days. the czech republic won the opener — markeeta vondrusova with a comprehensive win over harriet dart — and currently it's world number 12 emma raducanu against tereza martinsova. they're in the first set and it's 5—5. i'll have more for
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you in the next hour. plans to send some asylum seekers who arrive in the uk to live in rwanda have been described as "absolutely chilling" by charities and politicians. britain's home secretary priti patel — who travelled to rwandan capital kigali to sign the deal — said the "vast majority" of those arriving in the uk "illegally" would be considered for relocation to rwanda. the government says the system would reduce people—smuggling and discourage people from trying to reach britain in small boats. but the united nations�* refugee agency said people fleeing conflict and persecution deserved compassion and empathy — and should not be traded like commodities. earlier i spoke to our political correspondent — jonathan blake — who gave us the latest. this is an attempt from the government to demonstrate they can do something to limit on and stop small boat crossings or stop small boat crossings
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coming across the english channel and people attempting to get into the uk and claim asylum having taken that very dangerous route. it is something boris johnson has made a political priority of his own to demonstrate tighter control over immigration after brexit and this is frankly an embarrassment for him and his government on a daily basis to see in some cases hundreds of people making thatjourney with very little the government has been able to do about it. we have this new policy, a promise to transfer people to rwanda on arrival in the uk where they will then be able to claim asylum. we have a few more details about the timing and logistics and are told the government hopes to have it up and running in weeks if not a small number of months and in terms of costing is a bit less clear, ministers not putting a figure on how much this will potentially cost in the long run. that is one of the criticisms
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of them that it will be a particularly costly policy but nevertheless the home office minister tom pursglove saying this morning that something had to be done. we have to get this under control, actors unacceptable and unsustainable to have thousands of people making this crossing of the channel and that despite doing this in this way will help us stop that, this one intervention amongst many should mean not only are people not risking their lives but we are also getting under control some of these costs and for example be spending nearly £5 million a day accommodating people and hotels, your viewers at home would say that as unsustainable and unacceptable. but of the argument as to whether it will actually even happen because it is so difficult logistically to sort out and that is some opposition
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within the conservative party. there was a chorus of criticism from opposition parties when the plans were announced but there is some monies it is fair to say in the backbenches, whilst most tory mps have welcomed this policy and are behind it and believe it will go down well with voters and their constituencies there are some conservative mps are speaking out. the most vocal of those so far as the former international developing secretary andrew mitchell. the -roblem secretary andrew mitchell. the problem with — secretary andrew mitchell. the problem with the scheme they have announced — problem with the scheme they have announced as i do not think it will work, _ announced as i do not think it will work. it_ announced as i do not think it will work. it is— announced as i do not think it will work, it is impractical, it has been condemned — work, it is impractical, it has been condemned by the churches and civil society, _ condemned by the churches and civil society, it _ condemned by the churches and civil society, it is — condemned by the churches and civil society, it is immoral and above all for conservative advocates it is incredibiy— for conservative advocates it is incredibly expensive. the cost and i what and. _ incredibly expensive. the cost and i what and, you are going to send people _ what and, you are going to send people 6000 miles into central africe — people 6000 miles into central africa. in— people 6000 miles into central africa. , ., ., ,
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africa. in terms of what is coming u . africa. in terms of what is coming u- in the africa. in terms of what is coming up in the next _ africa. in terms of what is coming up in the next few— africa. in terms of what is coming up in the next few days, - africa. in terms of what is coming up in the next few days, the - up in the next few days, the government has made this big announcement but the next week will look very interesting after the easter recess because questions about boris johnson's easter recess because questions about borisjohnson's political future going into the next month will be raised again. it is future going into the next month will be raised again.— will be raised again. it is a very sensitive time _ will be raised again. it is a very sensitive time for _ will be raised again. it is a very sensitive time for boris - will be raised again. it is a very| sensitive time for boris johnson will be raised again. it is a very - sensitive time for boris johnson and sensitive time for borisjohnson and the government is not least because of local elections next month and much of the uk which will be a key test for him and labour and the other parties but he has promised to set the record straight to parliament, he has faced accusations that he misled mps over what he said regarding parties and events in downing street and other whitehall buildings during the pandemic. he has received a fixed penalty notice which he has paid, could that be more to come for him on other government figures will stop the police investigation continues, once that concludes the robbie the sue gray report, water how findings say, the saga is far from over for the prime minister.
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the democratic republic of congo has one of the largest displaced populations in the world, according to the un. the bbc sjoice etutu has been given access to one camp in the eastern part of the country, which, despite violent attacks by armed groups, has become a refuge for thousands of homeless people. a warning that some may find parts of her report distressing. on a remote hilltop in the eastern democratic republic of congo, thousands of makeshift shelters stand huddled together. this precarious settlement is home to nearly 50,000 people, gathered there for safety after violent attacks by armed groups forced them out of their homes. living in this camp is a 14—year—old boy. translation: we were in the site when the war started again. i was playing with my friends and i didn't know where my parents had fled. we had taken the road
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with my friend but he was killed on the way. i continued to run alone. he is one of millions of children caught in the middle of this decades—long conflict in the eastern part of the drc. hundreds of armed groups operate in the area including those with ties to the islamic state. nearly a year of martial law has done little to ease the unrest in the region which is field by political instability, ethnic division, as well as the battle for the congo's vast mineral wealth. i met with cathy russell, the new head of unicef after her recent visit to the area. we are dealing with the consequences of violence constantly and for children, that is a constant problem. her visit comes at a time of escalating violence. in recent weeks, dozens of brutal attacks have forced a new wave of people to flee from their homes and killed civilians, congolese soldiers and nine un peacekeepers. despite the growing risks, unicef plans to continue operating in the area.
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unicef has worked for years and years and years in very complicated places and we would always do our best to do that and i hope that we can always do it here. he arrived at the camp alone after the attack and was taken in by another displaced family. weeks later, he was reunited with his parents. now, in the midst of all the chaos, he finds some time to live out his childhood, playing football and cards with his friends and dreaming of one day becoming a doctor. though the un peacekeeping sites nearby offers a level of protection, the killers creating this chaos remain, ready to attack at any time. brain tumours are the most common cancer killer in people under 40, but treatments have barely changed in years and research into the condition has been very limited. now, brain tumour patients at addenbrooke 5 hospital
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in cambridge are having their cancer genomes — the entire dna — sequenced. the aim is that tumour mapping will lead to more accurate diagnosis. a warning — this report from our medical editor fergus walsh contains images of brain surgery. i've got a rough idea of what's going to happen. i'm going to be partially awake, but i'm going to be woken up during the surgery. daniel is just 34. he's on his way to theatre for brain surgery. i think that's the most scared about is being awake and having someone rooting around in my head. daniel has a large brain tumour, the round white area at the top of this scan. yeah, that's good. to begin with, daniel is fully anesthetized while surgeons remove part of his skull. but once his brain is exposed, he's woken up and must be kept awake. daniel, how are you feeling?
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we just need to be a bit careful at the back because that's close to where the part of your brain that moves the right hand side of your body. before removing each piece of tumour surgeons need to be sure it won't affect daniel's speech or his ability to move his body. i want you to just say what you see. so at each step, the team checks his responses. part of daniel's tumour will be sent for whole genome sequencing. its entire dna will be mapped. what that means is essentially we're looking at the abnormalities in the genes that we think caused the tumour in the first place. so we're really able to drill down into the molecular problems in the tumor. daniel's diagnosis, his future rests on what they find in these tubes. dna sequencing used to take months.
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now it can be done in days. at these labs near cambridge of us biotech illumina. not only does it speed up diagnosis, but reveals what is driving the growth of a patient�*s cancer. nothing can prepare a patient. or a family for the nuclear bomb that detonates at the center of your world i when you receive a diagnosis. jess lost her mother, tessa jowell, to brain cancer in 2018. the former labour cabinet minister spent her last months campaigning for more funding and research into the condition. the brain cancer is the biggest- cancer killer of children and people under 40 in the uk, yet treatment. options have not changed in decades. because this is low grade. just two weeks after surgery, daniel returns to addenbrooke's with his brother
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to receive his results. this is a diagnosis that is treatable, but it's not a curable condition. ok, so this is something that will be life limiting. about 50% of people survive for 15 years or more. but i think it's important that you understand this isn't something that's going to go away. yeah. wow. i don't know what to say. sure. you don't have to say anything. toward the next 15 years in my life. a few weeks later ijoined daniel to watch his local football team. the quality of finishing is shocking. he used to play in goal. now he gives advice from the touchline. life is very short, so i want to make the most of it. i just want to get the treatment i can to prolong my life. like six weeks of radiotherapy, five days a week. more than 200 brain tumour patients
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are taking part in the research, with the hope it may eventually yield new personalised treatments which improve outcomes. fergus walsh, bbc news, cambridge. a former british national who joined the islamic state group in syria, has been found guilty in the united states of hostage taking and conspiracy related to the murders of four americans in syria. el shafee el—sheikh was part of an is militant cell dubbed the beatles by hostages because of their british accents. the british aid worker david haines was one of the hostages who was executed by the islamic state in 2014. his brother mike has been speaking to our reporter steve swann. david was my little brother. hejust had this charisma around him. he was a bubbly person. he drew people in.
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when david started talking with refugees, he changed. we saw for the first time a sense of purpose. he had found his calling. then you heard the news he'd been kidnapped. yeah. i thought it was the worst day of my life. having to tell my mum, our mum, our parents, our family that he had been taken. ijust couldn't imagine anything worse. we firmly believed that once isis knew that they had british and american hostages, they were dead men walking. itjust took them 18 months of hell. and then you heard the worst news possible.
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can you tell us about that? so the 13th of september was the night when my family were torn apart. just a few days before hand, i had moved most of my family to my home. we had people sleeping on the couch, on air beds, all sorts of places. the 13th of september was a beautiful day. we filled it full of family love and laughter and hope... we hoped my brother would come home safe. there had been an outcry around the world calling for the release of the humanitarian worker called david haines. we had all gone to our beds.
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i'm sat on the side of my bed undressing and my phone began to ring. it was three minutes past 11 at night. and there was a blackness inside of me. because i knew it was the call that i had been dreading since day one. it was my team leader here in london telling me that david was no longer with us. and i gathered my family together. i took my mum's hands... and told her her son couldn't be hurt any more. that was truly the worst night of my life.
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terrorists with any attack are looking to spread hatred. their actions of murdering my brother were about hate. and if i hate, they win. they hold a big part of my life because i have hate for them. so i will not give them hate. david's remains lie rotting in the desert somewhere. he was not brought home. and for me, that is not important. because david walks with me still.
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there are signs of growing tension in shanghai after video emerged of a confrontation between police and people being forced out of their homes — as the city enters its third week of covid lockdown. clashes occured as police forcibly moved people out of residential compounds, which are being turned into temporary quarantine centres. our correspondent robin brant reports from shanghai. crowd shouts. three weeks into lockdown, some here in shanghai are angry. in broad daylight, a confrontation. the police up against the people. horns honk. woman screams. scenes like this have become increasingly unusual here, but then, so is locking down almost 25 million people. head to toe in protective suits, in an eastern district of the city,
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officers were forcing people out of their rented apartments... they could turn them into temporary quarantine facilities, all in the name of a war against a resurgent covid. but for some, it was just too much. their homes sequestered, their desperation easy for all to hear. their homes sequested, their desperation easy for all to hear. woman cries. a few miles away, there was an organised protest — a bold stand as the lockdown takes hold. in a country where you can be arrested for picking quarrels, they're angry about a local school being turned into another quarantine facility. police with riot shields forced them off the streets in the end. this was on a small scale... ..but it's a sign of anger and frustration
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largerscale social unrest is what the ruling communist party feels the most and would likely tolerate the list. —— tolerate the least. —— tolerate the least. once it was a gathering forfree—spirited bohemians. now it's become a festival of social media influencers and celebrities. burning man is a unique counter—culture event that takes place in the black rock desert in nevada. but this year some of its artwork has been put on display in what can only be described as slightly more genteel surroundings. navtej johal went to have look. in the heat of the nevada desert, they come in their tens of thousands. burning man, an annual arts and cultural gathering which first began more than 30 years ago, creates a temporary city in the black rock desert. it's renowned for its huge sculptures, parties and what it calls a focus on radical self—expression.
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it is in every way, thousands of miles from here. chatsworth house in the peak district is the home of the duke and duchess of devonshire, and they've decided to share the grounds for a while with some of burning man's most eye—catching attendees. burning man wanted to put some of their art at chatsworth in a park in a different landscape to what it's used to. and of course, we were thrilled because we love doing new things, we've always done new things. because i can see it out of my window. out of your bedroom window? yes, i can see it. and so at the moment, this is the favourite, but it'll change. you know, when i get to know the other ones better, it'll change. you ask me in a month, it'll be something different. well, this is the first time that any artwork from burning man has been in the uk. and although this landscape is more used to sheep and deer, for the next six months, it will be home to creatures like this. benjamin langholz has recreated a recent artwork he featured at burning man for chatsworth
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using locally quarried stone. as soon as i got here, i sort of had this idea for this spiral, this upwards movement. i like to build at scale and bring a little bit of the idea of like risk and responsibility, like who is responsible for the fact that you start walking higher and higher? i think it's you. some people think it's health and safety of chatsworth. there will be 12 installations in total, ranging from bears made of pennies to a militaryjet with hand—blown glass flowers. all of them free for the public to visit. for many of us the weather throughout the easter period is very decent indeed with warm sunny spells, today been the warmest day of the next few but this headline does not tell the whole
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story, in fact many western parts of the uk are often cloudy especially around coastal areas because of a weather system on top of the british isles giving some rain, murky and drizzly conditions around coasts. 15 in plymouth but inland in excess of 20 and look how cool it is on the north sea coast in aberdeen. in the north west of the uk thicker cloud and showers through today and low cloud around western coasts, relatively mild overnight, 6—8, maybe cold falling to four from the sky is clear and east anglia and tomorrow do it again, western areas cloudy but the vast majority of us and for some warm spells of sunshine so if you are stuck underneath the cloud today and tomorrow you are amongst the few, many are enjoying
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the fine weather. looking at the forecast into sunday, there is a breakdown in the weather happening, the blue as rain a weather front moving across ireland which means we are in for some wet weather in northern ireland and some western parts of england, wales and scotland so here is the forecast, easter sunday outbreaks of rain reaching at least the west of northern ireland, eventually reaching western scotland, may be nudging into pembrokeshire and possibly cornwall but look at the bulk of the uk enjoying a relatively warm and sunny sunday then on monday i think most of the rain will have fizzled out but more cloud and rain spreading to the north—west so breezy conditions and certainly some rain or showers in western parts of scotland,
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again the bulk of the uk enjoying sunshine so a bit of a mixed bag.
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this is bbc news. welcome if you're watching here in the uk or around the globe. our top stories: russia says it's hit a factory near the ukraine capital kyiv that produces anti—ship and air—defence missiles — and warns it will intensify its missile attacks. it's after the sinking of the flagship of russia's black sea fleet. ukraine claims its missiles destroyed the moskva, but the kremlin says it was damaged by a fire on board. more than 150 palestinians have been injured in clashes with israeli police at the al—aqsa mosque compound injerusalem. three police officers were hurt at the historic site. asylum seekers could be flown from the uk to rwanda within weeks, under new plans from the british government. but some charities and politicians
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say the are proposals "cruel" and "chilling".


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